Yo Soy Manuel (Working Title)

Manuel is having a day like all of his other days. And he's okay with that. Or is he?

  • Eve Annenberg
    DOGS: The Rise and Fall of an All-Girl Bookie Joint ; Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish
  • Eve Annenberg
    From Hollywood to Rose (Producer) multiple Ff's and awards; Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish, Winner Gerhardt Klein Audience Award Berlin JFF; Produced Killing Time (Sundance Competition) Produced Mithellville (Sundance Spectrum) Wrote and Directed DOGS: The Rise and Fall of an All Girl Bookie Joint (Rotterdam Competition);
  • Christopher Andrews
    This is first outing as Producer
  • Edgar Marrera
  • Jaime Fontanals
  • Timothy Bouldry
  • Dylan Shields
  • Manuel and Kevin Jimenez
    Key Cast
    "themselves "
  • Pedro Rios
    Key Cast
    "himself "
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Yo Soy Manuel
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  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 5, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 4K and Osmo
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Amsterdam International Film Festival - Best Documentary Short
    Amsterdam International Film Festival
    September 12, 2020
    Best Documentary Short
  • Kyiv International Film Festival - Best Spanish Language
    June 7, 2020
    Best Spanish Language Film
  • Atlanta Award Qualifying Film Festival -Best Spanish Language
    United States
    Best Spanish Language Film
  • Malta International Film Festival - Best Foreign Language Award
    Best Foreign Language Film
  • Austrian International Film Festival
    Official Selection
  • Geneva International Film Festival
    Official Selection
  • Private Invitation Sarah Heaton Vorse House Provincetown
    United States
    September 4, 2020
Director Biography - Eve Annenberg

Eve Annenberg graduated from the Juilliard School in the Drama Division in Group 14. Other members of Group 14 include Thomas Gibson, Bradley Whitford, Wendell Pierce, Michael Gill, Juliet Pritner and artist Regina Herod. She matriculated at Columbia University Graduate School of Film where her classmates included Kimberly Pierce, Andy Bienen, Patrick Stettner, Tony Gerber, Mark Christopher and the late Alex Sichel among others. She and Robert Pulcini manned the equipment room together. Eve recused herself from graduate school to make her first feature, "DOGS: The Rise and Fall of an All-Girl Bookie Joint" in 1993, her second attempt at a feature film. DOGS is just about ripe for a re-make. She went on to produce approximately eight features because she's good with a dollar. She helped land them diverse A list film festivals such as the Rotterdam Competition, Pusan Gala, New York Jewish Film Festival, etc. She is proud to say she produced Tony Jaswinski ("The Shallows") first feature for a shockingly modest budget and it landed in Sundance Competition. After 9/11 Eve dove into an accelerated course in nursing and became an Emergency Room RN in a variety of New York and Brooklyn hospitals, including Bellevue and Downstate for several years before returning to acting, writing, producing/directing. Eve worked as a visiting hospice nurse for Calvary hospital all throughout her own breast cancer treatment and upon completion of same married artist Matt Jacobs and adopted a sibling group of three brothers from Donetsk, a project necessitating many 22 hour train trips through Ukraine. Originally from Boston Eve attended Boston Latin School, matriculated in the distant past at Wesleyan and NYU, and studied Russian at Harvard. Which has come in shockingly handy. Eve has a project based on her mothers last years, lived with her in a shambolic Lower East Side apartment in the oughts, with pilot and screenplay scripts workshopped through Writers Pad in LA. She is passionate about her three boys, the Levin Report, the work of RAICES, the Parents Family Circle, ditching meat and dairy and the entire town of Provincetown, Mass.

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Director Statement

Short documentary is a digression for me, having written/directed female forward narrative features only, "DOGS: The Rise and Fall of an All-Girl Bookie Joint" (Rotterdam Golden Tiger Competition World Premiere/Sundance Channel etc.) and "Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish" (Lincoln Center premiere, distributed) and produced only narrative features "Fetish" (Pusan Gala Selection), "From Hollywood to Rose" (multiple award winner, currently on Amazon Prime, "Killing Time" (Sundance Competition World Premiere)..etc. Nevertheless, as an adoptive parent of internationally born children, a nurse and a citizen losing sleep over current policy, this subject grabbed me at first glance. A vulnerable human living precariously at a nexus of issues, all of which, while not easily soluble, are at least actionable.